CTDOT: Hartford Line Service Adjustments Planned to Accommodate Amtrak Rail Replacement ProjectWritten by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced temporary weekday train schedule adjustments on the Hartford Line, effective Jan. 29 through April 7, 2023.
The work is required to accommodate the final phase of work on Amtrak’s Rail Replacement Project. The Rail Replacement Project is divided into three stages of work to replace rail that is nearing the end of its useful life and keep the railroad in a state of good repair.
Amtrak completed the first stage in Meriden on Oct. 21 and the second stage between Berlin and Hartford on Nov. 18, 2022.
The third and final stage of construction will involve replacing sections of track between Enfield, Conn. and Springfield, Mass.
The rail replacement project will necessitate bus substitutions for specific trains as well as train time changes of up to 25 minutes. Some connecting trains may have changed as a result. These changes to the schedule will have no effect on station platform boarding assignments.